Friday, March 8, 2013
Amalia Mirasola was found guilty of shooting her husband inside their Butler home in 2010.
A Butler woman was sentenced to 40 years in state prison Friday after being convicted of murdering her husband inside their home in 2010. Amalia Mirasola, 47, was found guilty of murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose on Jan. 31. She was charged with shooting her husband, Carl Mirasola, who was 43 at the time of his death. In addition to the prison sentence, the Hon. Robert Gilson, J.S.C. required that Mirasola serve 85 percent of her sentence under the state's No Early Release Act before she becomes eligible for parole, according to a press announcement of the sentencing by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. She will also have five years of parole supervision. “The sentence was an appropriate exercise of the…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Amalia Mirasola could face 30 years-to-life in prison after being found guilty of shooting her husband six times to death.
A state Superior Court jury found Amalia Mirasola guilty of murdering her husband, Carl Mirasola, insider their Butler home in 2010. Mirasola, who was also found guilty of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose when the jury delivered a verdit Thursday, could face 30 years-to-life in prison on the first charge plus up to an additional 10 years in prison on the weapons charge, according to a press release prepared by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp's office. Amalia Mirasola, 47, was charged with shooting her husband six times inside their Roosevelt Avenue home on May 22, 2010. When she took the witness stand last week, Mirasola said she shot her husband in self-defense and that he had threatened to take her children…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Locals take stand to testify against Amalia Mirasola in continuing murder trial.
The instructor of a Kinnelon-based karate school described Carl Mirasola, a 43-year-old man who was shot dead in his Butler home in 2010, as a kind and considerate man when he took the stand in the murder trial of Mirasola's wife, Amalia Mirasola. Amalia Mirasola, 47, is accused of shooting her husband, Carl Mirasola, six times inside their Roosevelt Avenue home on May 22, 2010. Attorneys presented closing arguments in her trial Tuesday, according to nj.com. Traditional Okinawan Karate of Kinnelon instructor Christopher Miller testified Monday that he had taught Carl Mirasola and the couple's kids karate, according to nj.com, and that Carl Mirasola tried not to hurt his opponents, particularly women, when he faced them. But Amalia Mirasola…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Jury spent full day deliberating, re-examining testimony.
A state Superior Court jury tasked with reaching a verdict in the murder trial of Butler woman Amalia Mirasola did not come to a decision after a full day of deliberations Wednesday. The jury spent the time listening to recorded witness testimony again, according to nj.com. Amalia Mirasola, 47, is accused of shooting her husband, Carl Mirasola, six times inside their Roosevelt Avenue home on May 22, 2010. When she took the witness stand last week, Mirasola said she shot her husband in self-defense and that he had threatened to take her children away from her. During the trial, jurors learned that Carl Mirasola was seeing a girlfriend and that the Mirasolas' kids were familiar with her. One of their daughters, Vanessa, also took the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Amalia Mirasola took witness stand to testify in murder trial Thursday.
Thursday, January 24
As the murder trial of Amalia Mirasola continues in Morristown this week, the woman accused of shooting her husband to death in 2010 said she responded after Carl Mirasola first said he was going to kill her. Amalia Mirasola, 47, is accused of shooting her husband, Carl Mirasola, six times inside their Roosevelt Avenue home on May 22, 2010. Carl Mirasola was 43 when he died. Amalia Mirasola became emotional when her attorney asked her when the last time she saw her kids was, according to nj.com, the answer being that she had not seen them since the day her husband was killed. On Wednesday, her 16-year-old daughter, Vanessa, testified that she felt, at times, like she did not even have a mother in the months leading up to the shooting death…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Trial of woman who allegedly shot Carl Mirasola inside their Butler home began in Morristown Tuesday.
The attorney representing Amalia Mirasola in her trial for the shooting death of her husband in their Butler home in 2010 said Mirasola shot Carl Mirasola in self defense, according to nj.com. Amalia Mirasola, 47, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, called Butler police on May 22, 2010 and said "I think I shot my husband." Two of the couple's daughters were home at the time, and nj.com reported that at least one of the daughters may take the witness stand in the trial, which is expected to continue on Wednesday. Carl Mirasola was 43 when he was shot six times. Read the full story from nj.com here. Amalia Mirasola was indicted on murder charges by a grand jury in March 2011. Tuesday was not the first time self-defense was brought up in …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Pre-trial hearings of Butler woman accused of shooting husband to death continue.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
When Amalia Mirasola allegedly shot her husband to death inside their Butler home, she felt threatened, her attorney told a Superior Court judge in Morristown this week. According to the Star-Ledger, Mirasola's attorney, Kalman Geist, told the judge and other attorneys that her husband, Carl Mirasola, had been taking money from her disability checks and seeing a girlfriend before she allegedly shot him six times on May 22, 2010. At the time, Geist said she was "protecting herself." Amalia Mirasola, 47, suffers from multiple sclerosis and is wheelchair bound. Carl Mirasola was 43 when he died. The couple's children were asleep in the home at the time of the shooting. Amalia Mirasola called Butler police and allegedly told them "I think I …